Where top-tier students, educators, and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive.

The institution integrates dual model: academic and training phase. Students, in the academic phase shall learn the theoretical segment in Kathmandu and practical segment of training phase in the high mountains, Himalayan zones, and other technical aspects in the International Mountain Training Center (IMTRC), Garma, Solukhumbu.

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Academic Courses affiliated with Tribhuvan University

Tribhuvan University offers a range of academic courses, providing diverse educational opportunities in affiliation with various institutions, contributing to a comprehensive and enriching learning experience for students.

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BMS Program

BMS is an undergraduate degree of four years (eight semesters) course that comprises of foundation courses of management studies, social science, pure science, mountaineering and tourism core courses, electives and project/field-based applied research report writing works culminating in thesis writing representing both

SEMESTERS

8 Sem

DURATION

4 Years

LANGUAGE

English

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Annual

NUMBER OF SEATS

33

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MATS Program

The Master of Adventure Tourism Studies (MATS) is a 4 semester (2 years) course of 73 credits. The course focuses on imparting professional skills and

DURATION

2 Years

SEMESTERS

4 Sem

LANGUAGE

English

INTAKE

Annual

NUMBER OF SEATS

35

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MSc.MMS Program

The Nepal Mountain Academy aims to foster the reach of scientific study in high mountains with the aspiration of advancing the fields of adventure

DURATION

2 Years

SEMESTERS

4 Sem

LANGUAGE

English

INTAKE

Annual

NUMBER OF SEATS

30

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Hall of Fame

Sir Edmund Hillary

20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008 Known for: Being the first person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest on 29 May 1953 along with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Serving in the Royal New Zealand Air Force as a navigator during World War

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Tenzing Norgay Sherpa

29 May 1914 – 9 May 1986 Known for: Being one of the first two individuals to reach the summit of Mt. Everest on 29 May 1953 Recipient of George medal for his contributions in the Everest summit and recipient of the Queen

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Reinhold Messner

17 September 1944 Known for: Being the first mountaineer to summit all 14 eight-thousanders His climbs were also all amongst the first 20 ascents for each mountain individually Becoming the first climber to summit all peaks of the 7-summit First person to cross Antarctica and

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George Mallory

18 June 1886 – 8 or 9 June 1924 Known for: Serving the British Army in the First World War Being the first person to make the first ascent of the world's highest mountain, Everest in which his team achieved a record altitude

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Lino Lacedeli

4 December 1925 – 20 November 2009 Known for:  Being one of the first two individuals to reach the summit of K2 with Achille Compagnoni on 31 July 1954 Being known for fast ascents of difficult routes, including: the Constantini-Apollonio South Face on

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Maurice Herzog

15 January 1919 – 13 December 2012 Known for: Leader and summiteer of the first 8000m peak expedition, Annapurna I (8091m) in 1950 Author of the best selling book of the expedition, "Annapurna" in 1952 Climbed Annapurna without supplemental oxygen Became the French Minister of

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Sir Chris Bonington

6 August 1934 Known for: Being the first British to ascent the North Wall of the Eiger, first ascent of the Central Tower of Paine, leader of the successful Annapurna South Face Expedition, leader of the first successful Southwest Face of Everest

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Carlos Carsolio

  4 October 1962 Known for: First Latin American and fourth (first non-europian) and second youngest person in the world to ascend the 14 Eight-Thousanders (1996). Being the fourth man and the second youngest to conquer all of them without supplementary oxygen The first man

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Louis Lachenal

17 July 1921 – 25 November 1955 Known for: One of the first two mountaineers to climb a summit of more than 8,000 meters for the first time (Annapurna I, 8091m). Having frozen feet to be amputated, still kept going on ascents. In

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Ang Rita Sherpa

27 July 1948 – 21 September 2020 Known for: Most successful ascents of Mt. Everest without bottled oxygen (10 times) The only person to climb Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen in winter Notable climbs: Everest, 8848m K2, 8611, Ch0-Oyu, 8188m Lhotse, 8516m Manaslu, 8163m Annapurna, 8091m Dhaulagiri, 8167m Died at his daughter's

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Andrew Lock OAM

26 December 1961 Known for: Being the only Australian to climb all fourteen 8000-meter peaks, resulting in him to be honoured with the medal of the Order of Australia. Climbing 13 of the 14 without using bottled oxygen, only using it on Mount

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Mingma Sherpa

June 16, 1978 Known for: Being the first person from Nepal and the first South Asian to scale all 14 of the world's highest mountains Mingma Sherpa, along with his brother, Chhang Dawa Sherpa, holds the world record of "World's First Two Brothers"

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Simone Moro

27 October 1967 Known for: Being the first climber to winter ascent four of the eight-thousanders, SishaPangma, Makalu, Gasherbrum II and Nanga Parbat Being an experienced helicopter pilot with most rescues actions undertaken in the mountains Being record holder of world's highest long-line rescue

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News Articles

Students of BMS and MATS on the Summit of Mera Peak (6476m)

12 November 2020

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A visit of Hon'ble Minister Mr Bhanubhakta Dhakal, Secretary Mr Yadav Prasad Koirala and Joint Secretary Mr Pradip Kumar Koirala at the Academy

1 January 2021

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FAREWELL HON'BLE MINISTER!

21 December 2020

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Testimonials

Sujan Gurung
Aspirant Guide (National Mountain Guide)

As an aspiring mountain guide and the student of Nepal Mountain Academy pursuing Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies, I find this course both exciting and diverse. It covers many areas like geology, geography, research, marketing, cultural studies, French language, anthropology, tourism law. What I love about this course is its practical approach. You need both theoretical knowledge and physical and mental preparation.  I have climbed Everest twice, Manaslu twice, Amadablam five times, and several 6000-meter peaks like Island Peak and Lobuche Peak multiple times. I also work as a trainer in climbing programs and have created rock climbing routes in different parts of the country, the latest being in Illam district. I have also served as the chief instructor of wall climbing for trekking guide training organized by Nepal Mountain Academy. Right now, I’m researching about water quality assessment in the Everest region.  I joined this degree to become an expert in mountaineering. My dream is to become a successful entrepreneur in mountain tourism, and I believe this course will help me achieve that. The faculty, guest lectures, and management at Nepal Mountain Academy create a friendly and supportive environment for learning and research. I am grateful to be part of this program and look forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Akkal Bahadur Aidi
BMS Third Batch

As a former health assistant who has transitioned to pursuing a Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (BMS) at the Nepal Mountain Academy, I can confidently say that this subject is both dynamic and fascinating. The nature of the subject itself is inherently interesting and diverse, encompassing various fields such as geology, geography, research methodology, adventure hospitality marketing, cross-cultural studies, mountain meteorology, French language, anthropology, socio-cultural studies, management, safety and security, tourism law, and service quality management, to name just a few. What I particularly appreciate about this course is its holistic approach, which offers a practical perspective that is relevant to the field. To succeed in this subject, one must not only possess theoretical knowledge but must also be physically and mentally prepared. In fact, it is a requirement to climb 6000 and 7000 peaks while preparing a report and thesis, which underscores the practical aspect of the subject. Moreover, the faculty, guest lectures, and management of Nepal Mountain Academy foster a friendly environment that is conducive to research and learning. I am grateful to be a part of this course, and I am excited about the many opportunities and challenges that await me in the near future.

Anish Dahal
BMS First Batch

Joining the BMS course was an extraordinary decision I did take. It was the beginning of an adventure that has been going on. Having realized my true passion, the academy has always been supportive and a mentor in my academics and career overall. I strongly suggest the BMS degree to those who want to build a career in the mountains and mountaineering of the Himalaya.